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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 21, 2011 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

Secret Recording Project?
June 15, 2011

A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that's "not really 100 percent a Metallica record." While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.

Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area [like recent U2 show where Larry Mullen sang "Perfect Day" to him] and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we're not exactly sure when you'll hear it, we're beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.

A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou's work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers. We can't wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates . . . we'll be back with more details as they come together.

http://www.metallica.com/news/20110615_news.asp

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 21, 2011 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

Having listened to Lou Reed in all his various incarnations since I was teen in the early 70's,I could generally find something to like in all of his projects,but I am having trouble developing any interest in this pairing with Metallica,I can dig some loud,fast,aggressive music as much as the next guy,but I don't get Metallica on any level.From what I have heard over the years none of them seem to be particularly skilled on their instruments,he just screams the vocals at you in that laughable metal guy style and the lyrics are childish and stupid.I can't for the life of me understand why Lou would involve himself with these guys.
I posted this link in case anyone wanted to watch Lou and the boys piss all over 2 Velvet Underground classics.

http://www.crawdaddy.com/index.php/2011/06/16/lou-reed-collaborates-with-metallica-10-song-lp

Waiting for the Sandman was a truly funny thread title BD.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

Why didn't he sing motherfuckers on Sweet Jane? I've never not heard that. Is this for top 40 radio?
Well, that was painful. It is so bad maybe Andy would have thought it was beautiful. I think White Light was far worse of the two. I am not a Metallica fan, but I remember listening to 'Master of Puppets' long ago and enjoying it. I guess this band isn't the band I listened to long ago.

We really need to wright the ship here. Here is Sweet Jane. "Do you give good clerk?"
And are you in the crown BD? When Lou hammers Radio Ethiopia some folks are very unhappy w/ Lou.

http://tinyurl.com/d2znn7

White Light. I love John Cale. Only version w/ him.(Please prove me wrong.)

http://tinyurl.com/6g52crt

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

when Lou was young and raw and brilliant...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT6lL7DGb2Q

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 22, 2011 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

With all the promotion you guys do I have tried, but honestly never really found Lou Reed or VU to be all that exciting myself. On the other hand, encouraged by some co-workers, I have developed more appreciation for Metallica than I would have thought possible. I didn’t like that type of music at all back in the 80’s, and my appreciation is a late life revelation for me. While some of the vocals aren’t my cup of tea, I think Kirk Hammett is a fine guitarist, with a lot of feeling in his playing.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

it's all good, tons of appealing music out there whatever one's cup-o-tea be; personally, i loved the VU from the first time i ever heard their music (i could say the same about the GD), and will pretty much purchase or seek out just about everything musically related to the band; excluding GD/JGB live shows, i probably have more live recordings by Lou than any other artist (altho i may have more Feelies related, haven't compared in a while)

as for Metallica, i can honestly say i've never heard their music, unless i was hearing it and not knowing it, and i just know in my gut that i'd not like it or even care to go out of my way to listen to it

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

I hope I didn’t come off all that finite or declarative, as I do feel hip and aware of Lou’s genius, and I’m not done trying to get more so. As far as Metallica goes, I don’t have to go out of way to listen to it (like it or not) at work. These days I like to approach the dynamics encountered
sharing a common listening space at work with a pretty open mind. Continually finding more out there to appreciate ( an important factor in my participation here) and I believe I have noticed a deeper appreciation for Jerry among many, although the die hard KISS guy is pretty hard headed !

I’ve lately been jamming with two other guitarists who are big fans of Hammett which precipitated my post. It is fun in that one guy is very good at playing all the guitar parts – which often switch from acoustic to electric – and my leads will invariably be more Jerry style.
peace

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

"I hope I didn’t come off all that finite or declarative"

No, definitely not, and i recognized that you at least have strived to listen to VU with an open mind, something that i admit to not always bringing to the table myself when i approach certain types of music/bands, etc. Interestingly enough, and much like the GD, the VU's studio recordings are much different than their live shows (of which there is a miniscule amount compared to the GD, sadly), and i much much prefer listening to the various bootlegs (in part also because the studio albums, like much music from that era, i've listened to probably too many times). Fortunately i have a forgiving ear as the quality of the live recordings is not exactly stellar, but definitely listenable, and in several cases very much so. And let me just add, also like the GD and Donna G., i find the female member (Nico) to be more of a distraction than a contribution (i prefer her post-VU solo stuff more actually).

"Continually finding more out there to appreciate"

One must, really. I couldn't imagine not continually exploring new sounds, new artists, new styles. Staying stuck in one era or style or artist, etc., would get stale rather quickly, altho i will acknowledge that being busy with life/work/family does limit one's time to ventue into the unknown.

i never want to meet that KISS guy, lol

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

"i give good clerk" lol, funny Lou ... great 'Sweet Jane' version from a great year for live Lou, thanks for linking that

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jun 21, 2011 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

looks like LOU is metallica's new psycho-therapist. those photos look like counseling sessions --

kirk hammet: "i am horrible, i should never play again, i am a fraud."

lou reed: "no baby, you just haven't found your post-relevancy niche yet. we're gonna work it out."

kirk: "i love me."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 21, 2011 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

HA! Thanks - that was laugh out loud funny.

Good to see you posting around here - I type that as a Sun Ra show poster looks down upon me...

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jun 22, 2011 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

hey arb -- any music festivals happening this summer? bluegrass?